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The best prices from Melbourne to Chennai are usually found in August or March, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Friday and return on a Thursday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to Chennai (MAA)

MEL - MAA
Price
$649 - $1,345
MAA
Temperature
29 - 38 °C
MAA
Rainfall
15 - 374 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 39% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Average price

$826

Average for round-trip flights in November 2020

Round-trip from

$649

From Melbourne to Chennai

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne to Chennai?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Monday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to Chennai?

To save on the cost of your flight from Melbourne to Chennai, book at least 42 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 23% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $1,004 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,134.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to Chennai?

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Chennai from Melbourne. Prices for May average $849 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $591. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a May flight can save you 65% on your journey compared to booking in May

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Chennai (MEL - MAA)?

When flying from Melbourne to Chennai, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 11% versus a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Chennai in November, December 2020

The best prices found for MEL to MAA flights in November, December
25 Dec - 6 Feb
$1,850pp
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Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
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MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
25 Dec - 6 Feb
$1,890pp
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Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
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Chennai
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Chennai
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Melbourne
25 Dec - 5 Feb
$2,174pp
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Melbourne
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Chennai
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Chennai
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Melbourne

Melbourne to Chennai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chennai from Melbourne found for next year
25 Dec - 6 Feb
$1,850pp
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Melbourne
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MAA
Chennai
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Chennai
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2 STOPS
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Melbourne
25 Dec - 6 Feb
$1,890pp
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Melbourne
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2 STOPS
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Chennai
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Chennai
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25 Dec - 5 Feb
$2,174pp
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One-way flights to Chennai from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Chennai
02:00 - 20:25
Etihad Airways
2 stops
47h 55m
MEL - MAA
Etihad Airways
$1,303
CheapFaresNow
19:40 - 00:35
British Airways
2 stops
58h 25m
MEL - MAA
British Airways
$1,420
Jettzy
17:30 - 21:15
Emirates
1 stop
33h 15m
MEL - MAA
Emirates
$1,568
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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Melbourne to Chennai flights.

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Chennai

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Chennai for under $1,358 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Chennai for under $1,358. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,313, but on average you can expect to pay $1,749.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Melbourne to Chennai to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from Melbourne to Chennai are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, socially-distanced seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Chennai have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like SriLankan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Emirates flying from Melbourne to Chennai have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Chennai for under $1,358 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Melbourne to Chennai, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Melbourne to Chennai have been viewed 11,067 times in the past calendar month.

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Chennai?

In Melbourne, there will be less rainfall in Melbourne compared to Chennai over the next 13 days.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than Chennai?

Expect the weather to be around 38 °C on average in May. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Chennai is generally hotter than in Melbourne.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to Chennai?

Airlines like SriLankan Airlines, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways fly from Melbourne to Chennai in about 20h 40m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 12h 10m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Melbourne to Chennai return?

Currently priced at $1,583, Etihad Airways will fly you from Melbourne to Chennai and back. In addition to Etihad Airways, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Qatar Airways and SriLankan Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $1,994 and $2,130, respectively.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne to Chennai one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Emirates, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $1,035. However, be on the lookout for offers from Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways, as they are both options that can get you from Melbourne to Chennai for a low price.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Chennai

Destination information for Chennai

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Melbourne to Chennai
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₹54
Average temperature for November in Chennai
30.0 °C
Avg rainfall for November in Chennai
374.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Chennai

Top 10 airlines from Melbourne to Chennai

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Chennai choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
$375 $594 No change fee 74%
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Scoot
$370 $681 No change fee N/A
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Air India
$515 $715 N/A N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Air India. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Malaysia Airlines
$459 $741 No cancel fee 67%
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Virgin Australia
$544 $754 No cancel fee 80%
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SriLankan Airlines
$513 $766 No cancel fee 68%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by SriLankan Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Thai Airways
$465 $777 N/A 77%
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Cathay Pacific
$536 $790 No cancel fee 72%
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Singapore Airlines
$518 $842 No change fee 81%
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Etihad Airways
$606 $874 No change fee 75%
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